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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    I think the UK's 2 pound is pretty cool.

    But my fave was the old pre-decimal UK thrupenny bit.
    A gold (in colour) dodecahedron with portcullis on reverse, worth 1/80 of a pound.

    The only NZ coins I see are the dollars I carry in the car for parking meters.
  2. PFJ Judea AD33
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    10 Oct '19 08:44
    @wolfgang59 said
    I think the UK's 2 pound is pretty cool.

    But my fave was the old pre-decimal UK thrupenny bit.
    A gold (in colour) dodecahedron with portcullis on reverse, worth 1/80 of a pound.

    The only NZ coins I see are the dollars I carry in the car for parking meters.
    I agree, the thrupenny bit was one of the best.

    One of the worst was this one:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50P-COIN-1973-EEC-Ring-of-Hands-Large-Old-Style-Fifty-Pence-RARE-COLLECTABLE-/202795850135

    As you can see, up for sale at 1p with no takers.
    Can’t think why.
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    10 Oct '19 12:381 edit
    The Italian 500 Lira coin from the 1980's is rather attractive.

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    10 Oct '19 16:22
    https://www.jmbullion.com/gold/gold-coins/canadian-gold-maple-leafs/gold-maple-leafs/
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    10 Oct '19 16:51
    @divegeester said
    I agree, the thrupenny bit was one of the best.

    One of the worst was this one:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50P-COIN-1973-EEC-Ring-of-Hands-Large-Old-Style-Fifty-Pence-RARE-COLLECTABLE-/202795850135

    As you can see, up for sale at 1p with no takers.
    Can’t think why.
    Wait, it's a 50p coin, right?

    Why isn't it worth at least 50p?
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    10 Oct '19 17:01
    @moonbus said
    https://www.jmbullion.com/gold/gold-coins/canadian-gold-maple-leafs/gold-maple-leafs/
    Ooooooooo 😀
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    10 Oct '19 20:30
    @wolfe63 said
    The Italian 500 Lira coin from the 1980's is rather attractive.
    Nice ... same two-colour idea as the UK 2 pound.
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    10 Oct '19 20:31
    @suzianne said
    Wait, it's a 50p coin, right?

    Why isn't it worth at least 50p?
    It probably is worth at least 50p (just dive having a little dig at EU)
    However it is no longer legal tender so you have to find a collector.
  9. Standard memberSoothfast
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    11 Oct '19 03:34
    @wolfgang59 said
    I think the UK's 2 pound is pretty cool.

    But my fave was the old pre-decimal UK thrupenny bit.
    A gold (in colour) dodecahedron with portcullis on reverse, worth 1/80 of a pound.

    The only NZ coins I see are the dollars I carry in the car for parking meters.
    Dodecagon, you mean. 😉
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    11 Oct '19 06:03
    @soothfast said
    Dodecagon, you mean. 😉
    Yes.
    A dodecahedron coin would be a little bulky!
  11. Standard membercaissad4
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    11 Oct '19 09:18
    I am a US coin collector and my opinion of current US coins is very low . I believe the Buffalo nickel (1913-1938) was the greatest coin design ever . A portrait of Chief Irontail on one side and an American bison on the reverse . In mint state they are a work of art , in my opinion . The bison made a brief return in 2005 on the nickel and is a popular collector item .
  12. PFJ Judea AD33
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    11 Oct '19 10:491 edit
    @wolfgang59 said
    It probably is worth at least 50p (just dive having a little dig at EU)
    However it is no longer legal tender so you have to find a collector.
    It’s worth next to nothing, even as a collectors piece.

    No one wants a non-legal tender coin celebrating the worst decision in UK history since the dissolution of the monasteries.
  13. Standard memberAnderssen
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    11 Oct '19 11:32
    Large cents or "giant pennies" are my new favourite coins to collect.
    Canadian and British large cents.
    A huge penny/cent from the 1800's has a lot of history and they are relatively inexpensive to collect.
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    Does a "coined phrase" count?

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  15. Arch Stantons Grave
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    11 Oct '19 15:24
    Apparently the US Federal Reserve is restricted in the notes it can issue but no such restriction is placed on coins.
    An idea was circulating a couple of years ago to issue a 20 trillion dollar coin.
    Deposit it with the Treasury and the national debt is paid off !
    That would be a nice coin to have.
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